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Samuel Jones Tilden
Birth: Feb. 9, 1814
New Lebanon
Columbia County
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 4, 1886
Greystone
Westchester County
New York, USA

US Senator, New York Governor. Samuel Tilden is a forgotten figure in American History who lost the 1876 Presidential Election to Rutherford B. Hayes. The recent Bush-Gore election, and its comparisons with the Hayes-Tilden election of 1876, brought Tilden back into the public's memory. Born in New Lebanon New York, Tilden became famous as the prosecutor who put away the infamous New York City Tammany Hall Tweed Gang. Election as New York Governor followed, and in 1876, Tilden was nominated for President by the Democratic Party. In an election considered to be the most crooked Presidential election in American history, Tilden initially won, but then lost the election when numerous southern states ignored their popular vote and failed to support Tilden. The election was finally decided by Washington politicos in favor of Hayes along strictly party lines. On the side of this monument is carved the motto "I still trust the people". (Bio by R. Makul) 
 
Burial:
Cemetery of the Evergreens
New Lebanon
Columbia County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Samuel Jones Tilden
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Samuel Jones Tilden
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Samuel Jones Tilden: You will be remembered as was the 25th Governor of New York and theDemocratic candidate for the U.S. Presidency in the disputed election of 1876, one of the most controversial and closest American elections of the 19th century. A poli...(Read more)
- MFPS
 Added: Feb. 9, 2014

- DENA ANN
 Added: Feb. 8, 2014
In your time you were very important to New York and national politics. It's sad that there isn't more about you taught to kids in school. I went to the high school named in your honor in Brooklyn NY.
- LouD
 Added: Feb. 7, 2014
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